Forest Carbon was founded in 2006 with the twin ambitions of increasing woodland creation in the UK and putting a price on businesses’ carbon emissions. Since then, we have gone on to build strong partnerships with landowners, companies and individuals, enabling private sector investment to fund the planting of over 12 million trees, primarily in the UK.
But it isn’t just forests that we are interested in. Since 2017 we have been helping to finance peatland restoration and now, in 2021, our sights are set on expanding carbon markets into agricultural and marine environments, too. A recent paper that McKinsey and the World Economic Forum co-produced argued what we have been saying for 15 years: “there is no clear path to deliver climate mitigation without investing in nature”.
Our core purpose is to maximise that investment and optimise its impact, so that land managers across the country can harness the power of natural processes to help restore our environment and put our society on a path to genuine sustainability.